Movies in the Park coming to John A. White Park

ATLANTA –Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms has teamed up with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for Movies in the Park on Saturday, August 13 at John A. White Park.

The community is invited to bring folding chairs, blankets and snacks to John A. White Park (ball field) to watch “The Karate Kid” under the stars. The movie starts at 8:00 p.m. All park rules apply.

“We are accustomed to having to travel outside of our community for family fun and entertainment. I am grateful that I’ve been able to keep the fun right here at home,” said Councilmember Bottoms. “This is a great time for us to fellowship as a community and enjoy the beautiful resources, like John A White Park, that we have in our own backyard.”

“The Karate Kid” is a 2010 American martial arts remake of the 1984 film by the same name. The film stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. The plot involves a 12-year-old boy from Detroit who moves to China with his mother and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully. He makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, Mr. Han, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense.

MOVIE “The Karate Kid”
DATE Saturday, August 13
LOCATION John A. White Park, 1053 Cascade Circle S.W.

For more information, please call Sharon Davis – public information manager for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at (404) 546-6767.

Harris Street Renaming

Please find attached electronic copy of cover memo and application to rename Harris Street between Piedmont Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park Drive to John Portman Boulevard. Public Works plans to submit legislation on June 28, 2011, for City Utilities Committee consideration.  The NPU has voiced serious opposition to ad-hoc renaming of streets.  Recent council action was placed on hold by a judge so this is an attempt to try again.

Drop in Vehicle Larcenies

Thefts of property from inside motor vehicles is always a challenge for the Atlanta Police Department, and Zone 5 is no different than anywhere else. I’m happy to report, however, that we’ve made significant progress in the past month. Specifically, we’ve had a 14 percent drop in vehicle larcenies in the past 28 days, according to the most recent weekly APD crime stats. Last week alone, we saw a 40 percent drop. That’s great news, but we know it’s a constant struggle. We also know that you have a direct role in helping us reduce vehicle larcenies. Remember to never leave anything of value in your car and always lock your windows and doors. GPS units, laptops and purses left behind make for attractive targets for thieves. By removing these and other valuables from your car you can ensure you never become a victim of this opportunistic crime.

Major Christopher Leighty
Commander, Zone 5

Land Use/Executive Meeting

Tonight is our monthly Land Use/Executive Committee combined meeting. We meet from 6pm-8pm at the Atlanta Medical Center Health Pavilion, 320 Parkway NE 30312. Upon entering the building, walk straight through the lobby to Auditorium A. You may park in the lot to the south of the building, and you will be provided with an exit token during the meeting. See you tonight!